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to make: valentine’s round-up

Call me a sucker, but I heart valentine’s day.   A day to remember to tell those that you love, hello lovely lovies.  A few hand-made ideas to help you spread the love without spending too much dough…


{images and instructions found via A Golden Afternoon  and The Style Files}

I’m a little late coming around to the chalk party – but love the endless possibilities!  Personalize a mug, pot or anything else you can get your hands on…

{images and recipes clockwise from left via Alexandra’s Kitchen, Two Peas & Their Pod and Our Best Bites}

Whip up something special in the kitchen.  I’m partial to  desserts of the chocolate salted caramel or nutella type and anything italian

{images clockwise from left via iVillage, Paper Culture and Paper Source}

Print or frame a favorite image, sew a felt heart, make a card.

xoxo. 

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Spring Things

Salmon + Poppy

Paint Chip Valentines

Necklace

Notebook

Pouch

Dress

Shoes

feeling fall

Pumpkins via Martha Stewart

I’m finally feeling like fall might actually be on it’s way…and until it’s official debut on September 23rd, I’ve rounded up a few fall lovelies to get us through!

Coveted Coat via Marni

Framed Fall Leaves via Twigs and Lace

Suede Wedge Bootie via Madewell

Monday Play Time

If you’re needing a bit of a pick-me-up this Monday, check out this new-to-me color palette generator!  Found over the weekend through Creature Comforts, I’ve become officially obsessed as it feeds my love for all things color.

I can think of so many ways to use this great tool – to match a palette for a room, to build a mood board for an outfit, to plan a color theme for a party…oh the possibilities!!

I’ll be spending many a color-loving minutes on this lovely find…

Happy Monday!

three lil’ things (in mint)

these little mints are making me smile this week…

what’s making you smile?

Calendar Round-Up

Letterpress Coaster Calendar via Meadowlark Creative

I love a new calendar…blank and waiting to be filled in with fun reminders!!  I’ll be using the bright, happy red one below.  What about you?

Calendar via Bookbinders Design

Zig Zag Calendar via May Day Studio

Accordion Calendar via Snow and Graham

Letterpress Calendar via Ink + Wit

Academic Calendar via Paper Source

Bunny Calendar via The Paper Thieves

Perpetual Calendar via Orange Beautiful

Wall Calendar via Smudge Ink

Three Questions for Judy Kaufmann

I stumbled upon Judy Kaufmann’s work recently, and it was love at first sight!  This super talented illustrator from Barcelona instantly drew me in…

Her whimsical use of color, conversational content and modern design had me wanting to find out more and more about  her work and process.  So I asked her to share with us her answers to three simple questions…

Someday Girl: I adore your work – so modern, playful and fun.  Where do you find your inspiration?
Judy: As I always say I’m  especially inspired by things I don’t understand, don’t know, don’t know how to do or I am not. A lot of things that do not belong to my life inspire me. I’m amazed by the unexpected, the unknown, the magic, not the trick… On the other hand I also have a bizarre and explosive inspiration rush when I go to museums and galleries and get involved with different colors and formats, whether I like what I’m seeing or not. After the experience of a good exposition, it’s impossible for me not to sit at my desk to draw.

SG Name three things we’d be surprised to find in your studio/ workspace?
Judy: On my desk wall I have a picture of Linda Evangelista and other one of Charlotte Gainsbourg; they both have an inspiring beauty (: I also have a big panel with different colors printed where I can see how they behave together, apart from many different pictures and small illustrations. Maybe the most liked is an old french poster saying “Travaillez en Silence” (Work in Silence)

SG: Describe your perfect day to create.
Judy: Waking up at 9AM, turn on the heater in winter and then to sit to read my new emails. After that I have breakfast and  think about the order of the day. I try to answer emails an make phone calls first in the morning. If is not to frozen outside, I always go to the swimming pool, and then all afternoon is to create. I make at least one new drawing per day. That’s my perfect and my most common day of work.

Thanks Judy for sharing your inspiration and your work with us.  I’m inspired to have my own perfect day of creating soon too!!  See more of Judy’s work here and here.


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